Charging your iPad Mini 4 from a power outlet in Tuvalu

A page showing how to charge the iPad Mini 4 from a Tuvaluan power outlet with a Lightning Apple cable and a Type I USB charger.

Tuvaluan power outlet

Varying different voltages and plugs can often be daunting when planning to travel to a new country especially for the first time traveller. These instructions have been specifically written to prevent visitors having to worry if they'll be able to charge the iPad Mini 4 when they're travelling abroad.This page has step-by-step instructions showing you how to charge your iPad Mini 4 when staying in Tuvalu by using their standard 220 volt 50Hz I Type wall outlet. If you are visiting Tuvalu from another region please check the iPad Mini 4 can accept a 240v supply. If it originated in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110 volts) double check the device is dual voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) else you may need to use an additional power converter to avoid the device from overloading during charging. These instructions assume that you are running Apple iOS 9 or greater on the iPad Mini 4.

Charging the iPad Mini 4 in Tuvalu

Can you use the iPad Mini 4 in Tuvalu?

You can use the iPad Mini 4 in Tuvalu.

What is the best power adapter for recharging the iPad Mini 4 in Tuvalu?

If you are travelling with more than your iPad Mini 4 then the best travel charger for Tuvalu to buy is a multiple USB port charger which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. As these chargers come with interchangeable plugs and handle from 100 to 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries around the world just by switching the supplied plugs. If your iPad Mini 4 supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much quicker recharging times with one of these USB power adapters, plus additional support for certain power hungry devices.

This will allow you to power more than one device simultaneously without needing to pack multiple power adapters or using up additional power sockets. Only bringing a single lightweight USB travel charger will help keep the overall weight down, making it ideal to store in hand luggage and on hand for recharging your iPad Mini 4 at the airport or on your flight. Because of their versatility these types of travel adapters can be used at home not just abroad so when you're not travelling they can sit overnight charging multiple smartphones and tablets without needing an additional plug socket.

If you travel to Tuvalu we suggest buying this type of versatile power adapter at your preferred electronics retailer. The travel charger illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous different countries around the world on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Tuvalu

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from around the world who only have USB devices such as the iPad Mini 4, but for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power strips offer surge protection which can be crucial for visitors of counties with unstable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected devices. These travel adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Europe, America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK international travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling compact option for travellers originating from North America visiting Tuvalu using type B American plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Also having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the travel adapter from Orico is also aimed at travellers from the US using type B plugs. This offers the same set of features as the BESTEK with 1 less AC outlet for almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 2 AC outlets but offers a generous 5 USB charging ports. This versatile power strip is compatible with both American plugs and popular plug types A, D,E/F, G, H, I, L and N making it perfect for most travellers from around the world visiting Tuvalu. [6] [AD]
What is the best power adapter for recharging the iPad Mini 4 in Tuvalu?

Powering the iPad Mini 4 with a Tuvaluan power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type I USB adapter

Instructions showing how to charge your iPad Mini 4 with a Tuvaluan power outlet with the Apple USB Lightning connector and a 3 pin Type I power charger.

  1. If you want to power the iPad Mini 4 using the Tuvaluan power outlet you'll need a Type I USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (this USB cable is usually supplied with your device by Apple).
  2. Start by plugging the Type I USB power adapter into the wall supply. The power supply (sometimes called the Type I power outlet [3]) can be identified by the three slots for the live, neutral and earth blades.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the Apple power cable into the bottom of the USB power adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad Mini 4. The iPad Mini 4 lightning connector is found at the bottom of the iPad Mini 4.
  4. Switch on the Tuvaluan power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right hand corner of your iPad Mini 4 screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad Mini 4 is powering up which typically takes roughly one-five and a half hours to recharge.
Powering the iPad Mini 4 with a Tuvaluan power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type I USB adapter

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Tuvaluan Wikipedia web page
  2. Apple - iPad Mini 4 user guide
  3. iec.ch - Type I power outlet
  4. Type I USB power adapter - Type I USB chargers use three short flat blades in a V format with the top blade acting as a grounding pin, between $10 to $15 USD (£20-£25 GBP / around C$15).
  5. USB to Apple Lightning cable - The Apple Lightning cable is a charging and syncing cable for more recent Apple devices and connects compatible iPhones and iPads to a USB port, between $15 to $20 USD (£15-£20 GBP / under C$15).
  6. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, around $15 USD (£10-£15 GBP / C$15-C$20).